Slow Food Melbourne at Abbotsford Convent

Farmers’ markets are at the heart of Slow Food. It’s not just the most direct source of fresh produce but also a genuine, accessible way for the public to find the real story on how our food is farmed.

Slow Food Melbourne invites you to its Farmer’s Market at the Abbotsford Convent on the fourth Saturday of each month. The market will illustrate Slow Food principles and the Victorian Farmers’ Market Association criteria and be all proceeds will be directed back into local Slow Food endorsed projects.

This is simply about Victorian farmers getting what they deserve for their efforts and consumers getting value for what they pay for…. no long cold storage, no gases, no over processed chemical laden foods and no GMO’s. Just delicious, nourishing seasonal foods in an atmosphere that promotes conviviality and community.

Come and find seasonal, organic and low/no chemical fruit and vegetables, free range, rare breed and heritage meats, fish, chooks and eggs. Then there’s handmade cheeses, pasta, condiments, bread, honey, olive oil, flowers, seedlings and much, much more! You can be up with the birds or stroll down and brunch while you shop.

 

Gasworks Farmers Market

Gasworks Arts Park is a diverse arts precinct that is sited within the remaining walls of the South Melbourne gas production plant. The parklands are surrounded by artists’ studios, theatres, galleries, cafe & workshops which are in constant use. The year-round program includes exhibitions, theatre, music, dance, circus and outdoor cinema. The park is owned by the City of Port Phillip and leased to Gasworks management; a not-for-profit arts organisation which produces the annual program of events and exhibitions.

The Gasworks Farmers’ Market started in January 2006 and brings together local food producers to make a direct connection with the people who eat their food. We are proud to have been named the Most Outstanding Farmers’ Market for 2012 in the delicious Produce Awards!

– See more at: http://www.mfm.com.au/markets/gasworks-arts-park-albert-park#sthash.5DbwbbLI.dpuf

Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers Market

Nestled in a bend on the Yarra, the inner city farm is a Melbourne treasure, just 4kms from the CBD . Melbourne ’s first farmers’ market started here in October 2002 in part as a revenue and profile raiser for the imminent danger of losing the Farm to a housing development.

Ten years on and the fight is won thanks to incredible community determination and significant support from market goers. The costs of maintaining the integrity of the area for the community are ongoing, and borne largely by the Farm in conjunction with its immediate neighbour in the precinct, the magnificent Abbotsford Convent. Public awareness and contribution to the financial struggle is still an urgent issue.

 

Veg Out St Kilda Farmers’ Market

Veg Out St Kilda Farmers’ Market has been running for over 11 years, is an accredited VFMA farmers’ market, and is held on the first Saturday of each month.

We are proud to host award-winning farm producers from across Victoria who sell their mouth-watering produce direct to customers, ensuring that the person you buy from is the person who helped make it, bake it, grow it, pick it, pack it, prepare it and love it.

By visiting the Veg Out St Kilda Farmers’ Market you are directly supporting primary producers from around the state. Farmers’ Markets include both certified organic and conventional growers, all with the freshest produce available.

It’s certainly not your average shopping expedition. Farmers and producers roll up from across the state. There’s an abundance of fresh, seasonal and organic fruit and vegies, free range eggs and meats, olive oils, honey, wines, biscuits, jams, chutneys, mayonnaise, spice mixes, pates, confectionery, ginseng, breads, pasta, artisan cheeses, seedlings and flowers – all in season and low on food miles.

Unlike anything else, farmers markets bring a slice of rural life to our city and provide a Saturday morning food gathering experience like no other. All goods are grown and made by those who sell them and the quality of produce is of the utmost importance.

The market is plastic bag free, so bring baskets, bags or trolleys and re-use your old plastic bags. It’s also a great place to catch up with locals, with breakfast and coffee available. See you there!